General Surgery

Tobacco Use and Wound Healing

Smoking and wound healing do not go together.  Oxygen is needed for your tissues to heal after surgery.  Tobacco use decreases the amount of blood, oxygen, and nutrients that go to your wound. Nicotine increases the risk of blood clots and decreases the ability of cells to help wounds heal and fight infection.  Any amount … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 General Surgery